Wimbledon 2018: Federer enters quarter-finals

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"I kept telling myself to keep believing".

After beating Monfils in a tight four-set battle, Anderson said he was exhausted after playing for three hours and 29 minutes. You'll need to log-in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don't have that, you can still sign up for one of the above options and then use your Hulu or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch on the ESPN digital platforms. It's one of those average days you have to try to win the match, and I just couldn't get it done today. "Matches likes that are very special".

South Africa's Kevin Anderson pulled off the upset of Wimbledon on Wednesday with a stunning rally to beat Roger Federer and advance to the semifinals.

Serbia's Djokovic shrugged off a second-set slump to reach a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time since 2016 by beating the Japanese 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. Having reached a high of World No. 7 in May, Anderson comes into this quarter-final - his best ever performance at Wimbledon - of the back of three hard fought wins against Andreas Seppi, Philipp Kohlschreiber and Gael Monfils.

Either way, Dancer is eager to see how Anderson fares in his latest shot against Federer. Federer eked out a break point at 4-3, Anderson quickly snuffed it out, then Anderson served to stay in the match, and did so to love. Anderson had 28 aces, 27 of them coming in the final four sets.

Anderson is the first South African man to make the last four at Wimbledon since Kevin Curren in 1983.

The Swiss refused to blame his surprise defeat on the decision to play the match on Court One rather than his customary Centre Court stage at the All England Club.

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But he lost his rhythm at the start of the second set as Anderson made his move.

Federer extended his run of consecutive sets won at Wimbledon to 32 in a 6-0 7-5 6-4 victory over Adrian Mannarino and still has not had his serve broken all tournament, although he was forced to save his first break points.

Federer was completely out of sorts by now and his uncharacteristic struggles on his forehand didn't improve in the fourth set.

While Anderson is known for his booming serve, it's Federer's serve that has proved impenetrable at this year's Championships - the Swiss is yet to drop serve and has held in his past 81 service games, dating back to the first set of his semi-final against Czech Tomas Berdych last year.

Roger Federer has played down the prospect of a clash between the Wimbledon and World Cup finals by joking that football fans in Moscow will be distracted by the tennis.

He forced a tiebreak but, despite losing the first mini-break, Federer turned things around to go two sets ahead.

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